Archive for March, 2010

The Price of Honesty

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

I’ve noticed that some callers on the various talk shows have started to preach what some of us has for 5 years…Sandra from “A Word to the Wise”…Cindi from “The Pink Flamingo”…Sheila from “One Eighty”…that only in unity will the GOP win. One caller whined about the purist who insisted on staying home rather than vote for “that RINO McCain”.

Medved corrected him stating that the SAME amount of those called themselves conservative, who voted for GWB, ALSO voted for McCain. It was that all important Independents that moved to the Dem camp that gave Obama and his gang the victory.

Michael hasn’t thought this out. The question is WHY has Independents moved to the Left (other than those who just liked the idea of a Black president?). Could it be, is it possible, that those who claimed to be the base of the GOP while not having the numbers to actually bring victory (or deny it) to their candidates, CAN, by ADDING their numbers to the Left, convince the Independents that there is nothing worth voting for in the Republican party?

Anyone who has watched the media in action and understands the opinion making role of advertisements knows that you CANNOT sell something by tearing it down.

That is why, if you care about government take over…if you fear kowtowing to our enemies…if you are concern about our children’s future…if you care one iota about America, then stand with the Republican party and fight for her majority in Congress and the take back of the WH.
If you’ve never played party politics you need to start doing it NOW. Think of the GOP as you would America…do you see anything good coming from complaining about her faults to the world? Of course not, so why on earth would you think it is fine and upstanding to keep reminding Independents what a crapping job YOU believe GWB, McCain, and the party of Republicans have done in the last 8 years???

If ANYONE uses the word “but” as to “but Bush and the Republicans also spent, gave amnesty or whatever the complaint”, you need to treat them the SAME way you would if someone tried to qualify condemnation of a terrorist nation with a litany of America’s past sins.
There is a time and a place for “honesty”, but grown ups understand that we can be selective in our honesty. It doesn’t make us less honest, just intelligent enough to know that honesty HAS consequences.

No Difference

Friday, March 19th, 2010

For over 5 years, conservatives have been saying there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans.

Of course, during the GOP Congress and WH, we sailed right thru 2 recessions with nary a bother on the voting public, we had near zero unemployment, great tax cuts that spurred the best economy in 30 years, and no attacks for 7 years.

Obama and his congress has made the recession longer, harder, and caused double digit unemployment. They stand ready to take over a sixth of our economy and add another entitlement program. America has alienated our allies and kissed the b*tts of our enemies. And every day, some nut talks about destroying our nation and our way of life.

I never did comprehend this idea that there is no difference between the two viable parties. As an Independent, I found the difference obvious and in the last year, PAINFULLY obvious.

As we sit on the day before this difference will practically be written in neon lights, I’d like to ask conservatives to tell me the difference between:

1- Liberals who insists on criticizing America, believing that only by being “honest” about America’s faults can America stop being something to be ashamed of…and Conservatives who insists on criticizing GWB, McCain, and all GOPs, believing that only by being honest about Republicans faults can the GOP be proper conservatives?

2- Conservatives who demanded that the GOP congress and WH use reconciliation to jam down their conservative agenda and was angry and vowed vengeance on those who refused to use the nuclear option…and the Liberal congress and WH who are listening to THEIR base who are demanding the use of reconciliation and the nuclear option to jam down their liberal agenda?

3- Liberal who can’t seem to let go of GWB and what the GOP did…and conservatives who can’t seem to let go of GWB and what the GOP did?

4- Liberals who turn against Lieberman for not towing their Liberal line…and Conservatives who turn against McCain for not towing their Conservative line?

Perhaps the reason why conservatives see no difference between Democrats and Republicans is because there is no difference between themselves and Liberals. Both see an America that belongs solely to THEIR ideology.

Hijacking the “conservative” label

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Our local talk show host had the head of the Hawaii Republican Chapter as a guest.  The man was pretty logical and I enjoyed his enthusiasm for the party but he began with some stats and a question I wish I was able to call in and answer (I was driving at the time.)

He said that in Hawaii, by a margin of almost 2 to 1, people call themselves conservative, yet at almost the same numbers, these very people say they vote Democrat.  He concluded that “obviously, the Republican party has a disconnect.”.

I wanted to tell him that when people call themselves “conservative”, they mean…conservative in how they dress, eat, drink, play.  They do NOT mean conservative as in Libertarian pretending to be Republican.

In fact, if Republicans bothered to ask the tea party people, they’d learn that most of them don’t care about illegals getting “amnesty”…they WANT the government to spend money as in Medicare and Social Security benefits.  In fact a huge part of the reason for that huge crowd that gave Brown and company their victories is because most of them are knocking on their own retirement and does not want to see a lifetime of “taxing” be cut just when they are about to collect.  You’d find that some of them are NOT pro-life, pro-gun, or even particularly interested in gay marriages.

Many years ago, Libertarians got tired of their 3% non important, no power numbers and joined the viable party closest to their ideals.  (See Ron Paul).  In 2005, pushed by entertainers like Rush, Beck, Ingraham, and Malkim…they began to separate “conservative” from “Republican”.   Thus “conservative” came to mean Reaganism, Constitutionalist, Ron Paulism…whatever Losertarians pretending to be the base of the Republican party wanted it to mean.  It also-happily extended to anyone using the term “conservative” as in a more conservative, less flashy manner of dress or action.

Unfortunately, as the Losertarians have separated conservatism from Republicans, so too has those who answer the poll question: “Do you consider yourself a conservative or a liberal?”  Which is why, when you take the “conservative” count, it does NOT register in votes for candidates running on illegal immigration issues or no government spending or a dozen and one losertarian ideals.

The Obama Move

Friday, March 5th, 2010

The bases are loaded and everyone leaning Right are envisioning Republicans marching in to win the whole darn thing come November this year and 2012.

But while Obama may be incompetent and even stupid, those whose advise he has refused to take so far isn’t.  Come the 21st of this month, the Dems are going to get that last minute pitcher who just may deny the GOP the game, the series, the entire league.

On that date, Obama will offer the single largest racial group something that will bind them to Democrats for generations.  He plans to offer them a path to citizenship…a chance to never be sent back to their third world country and to eventually bring their families here, to the land of opportunity.

He will also remind Hispanics of the conservative vitriolic rhetoric that demanded that a Berlin type wall be put up in the south (but not the north) and that children born here be rounded up with their illegal parents and sent back to Mexico.  As a caller said to Michael Medved, it won’t matter what the Right thinks or wants…it won’t matter how right or wrong they were to only concentrate on brown-skin illegals and not the whites that subject America to a security risk on a weekend basis.  The fact is that those 10 to 20 million illegals will be given the opportunity to pay back their gratitude each and every election to the socialist Dems.

Gone will be your gun rights…the marriage definition…religious freedom…the overturn of Roe vs. Wade…and every other principle conservatives hold dear. 

If you think illegals use the ERs instead of the free clinics that ask no questions, you will REALLY go ape when those illegals gets on the entitlement train.

The best counter move the Republicans can make is to IGNORE this.  I am serious.  Any objection will remind minorities how bad the GOP Mexican rhetoric was just a year ago.  The fact is that the minority Republicans cannot stop the majority Democrats from granting full citizenship to Mexican illegals and no matter how Republicans call it, they will be seen as the party that hates Hispanics.  People do not wait for explanations as to why they or their loved ones are being denied.  They will see two parties: the Dems who wants to treat Mexicans as equals and the GOP that wants to kick them out.

But of course, the conservative talk show hosts and their minions will do what they did the last time they made GWB spend his political captial on this issue: turn against any Republican that doesn’t insist on rounding up Mexican illegals and shipping them out. You will have a replay of Bush’s last 2 years with this exception.

The Dems WILL pass it, the Hispanics WILL be grateful for generations, AND conservatives will be relegated to an insignificant and crazy, Hispanic hating minority.

I believe this is Obama’s “game over”

Only refusing to allow the losertarians to continue to speak for the party of Republicans may keep Obama from saying “go home.”

Maybe.

A note here: I know, conservatives will be screaming that we can’t give illegals amnesty.  A reality check here, YOU, the GOP does NOT have the ability to stop this.  The best Republicans can do is REMIND seniors that Dems are taking a HALF a trillion of their medicare to fund health care for people that have broken our immigration laws.  They should throw their hands up and simply say this is what happens when Dems get the majority; they are so busy trying to be a good world citizen, they forget about the American citizen.  That the GOP would concentrate on jobs for Americans…and national security for Americans…health care for Americans and the thriving economy for Americans.

But again, Republicans are NOT running the show now.  Democrats are.